Leslie Ramos graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2004. She obtained her law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, in Sacramento, California, graduating With Distinction. While in law school, she participated in the Moot Court Competition Team and Student Bar Association committees. She was also A Comment Primary Editor and Staff Writer for the McGeorge Law Review. She was published twice, including her article, Beyond Reasonable: A Constitutional and Policy Analysis of Why it is Necessary and Prudent to Allow Nonprofits or Health Care Agencies to Distribute Sexual Barrier Protection Devices to Inmates, 39 MCGEORGE L. REV. 329 (2008). While in law school, she began honing her skills as a criminal attorney while helping indigent defendants with their criminal cases.